• Create an account at turnitin.com  and join my class. The class I.D.# is 18799113 and the enrollment key is Chesterfield.

    1. Poetry Out Loud Exploration 1. Go to the Poetry Out Loud website and browse poems. Find one poem that interests you. Print four copies of the poem to share with your group. In your English notebook, under the heading Poetry Out Loud Exploration, write the title and author of the poem, share the author's background, copy your favorite stanza, and explain what interests you about the poem. Due 1/10. 

    2. Write your ten-line poem in your notebook under a clear heading. "Poetry Out Loud Exploration 2." Go to the Poetry Out Loud website and browse poems. Find one poem that interests you. Print four copies of the poem to share with your group. In your English Notebook, under the heading Poetry Out Loud Exploration 2, write the title and author of the poem, share the author's background, identify three important words in the poem and explain how they relate to the subject of the poem. Due 1/14. 

    3. Poetry Out Loud Poem Selection. Find the poem you want to memorize and perform for the Poetry Out Loud competition. Find a poem that speaks to you in some way: intellectually, artistically, emotionally, experientially. In your English Notebook, write an explanation of why you picked the poem, addressing features of its style and elements of its content. Your explanation should be a minimum of 100 words. If you have not done so already, bring in four copies of the poem for your group. Due 1/15.

    4. In your English Notebook, write your second poem on the subject your group selected using the form your group selected. Due 1/17. Begin memorizing and reciting your Poetry Out Loud poem for the competition on 1/24.

    5. Memorize and practice reciting your Poetry Out Loud poem for Thursday's class competition. In your English Notebook write your third poem for Tuesday, 1/22.

    6. Memorize and practice reciting your Poetry Out Loud poen for Thursday's competition, 1/24.

    7. Three original poems due Monday, 1/28. Here are the submission directions: 

    For each poem submitted, create a separate 2-page document.

    Page 1 is the poem. The student’s name should not appear with their poem.

    Page 2 should include the following information:

    • Name
    • Address including city and zip code
    • Home phone
    • Cell phone
    • email
    • Grade level
    • Name of school
    • Name of English teacher
      Submit your poems to me via Google Docs.

    8. Read Book the First, Sowing, p. 5-103, of Hard Times for Tuesday, 1/29. Quiz.

    9. Read Book the Second, Reaping, p. 105-203, of Hard Times for Tuesday, 2/5. Quiz

    10. Read Book the Third, Garnering, of Hard Times, p. 205-276, for Tuesday, 2/12. Quiz.

    11.Know the definitions of the following terms for Friday's, 2/15, Quiz:

    HYPERBOLE, EPITHET, CARICATURE, ANTHROPOMORPHISM, PARALLEL STRUCTURE, ANAPHORA, EPISTROPHE, ASYNDETON, POLYSYNDETON, IRONY, VEBRAL IRONY, SITUATIONAL IRONY, DRAMATIC IRONY, SATIRE, DIRECT CHARACTERIZATION, STATIC CHARACTER, DYNAMIC CHARACTER, FLAT CHARACTER, ROUND CHARACTER.

    12. The Hard Times Passage Analysis Essay Test is Tuesday, 2/26. Here is a link to sample prompts and essays if you would like to review various approaches to the essay. Refer to the sample responses for question 2.

    AP Prompts and Student Responses

    13. For Thursday, 2/28, read My Ántonia, Book I, Chs. I-VIII, p. 5-41. Quiz.

    14. For Monday, 3/4, read My Ántonia, Book I, Chs. IX-XIX, p. 41-90. Quiz.

    15. For Tuesday, 3/5, read My Ántonia, Book II, Chs. I-VI, p. 93-116. Quiz.

    16. For Thursday, 3/7, read My Ántonia, Book II, Chs. VII-XV, p.116-161. Quiz.

    17. For Tuesday, 3/12, finish reading My Ántonia. Book test.

    18. Point of View Tiles are due 3/19.

    19. First Draft of My Ántonia Major Paper due 3/21: First Person Point of View Analysis, Jim's View in My Ántonia. Here is a link to Project Gutenberg if you want to find sections of the text to copy, paste, and annotate as you generate material for your first draft: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/242/242-h/242-h.htm

    20. Revised Draft of My Ántonia Major Paper due 3/26. 

    21. Submit Final Draft of My Ántonia Point of View Analysis to turnitin by Thursday, 3/28.

    22. Read Act I of Hamlet for Thursday, 3/28. Character to quote matching quiz. Here are links to online versions of Hamlet: Folger Edition of Hamlet

    No Fear Shakespeare Hamlet

    23. Memorize the definitions for the following terms for our test on April 4. Quizlet has many flashcard assessments for these popular AP terms. You can probably find one with my name on it out there. Here is a good one: Lit Terms Quizlet

    1. Allegory
    2. Alliteration
    3. Allusion
    4. Ambiguity
    5. Analogy
    6. Anecdote
    7. Antagonist
    8. Anti-climatic
    9. Antihero
    10. Antithesis
    11. Aphorism
    12. Apostrophe
    13. Archetype
    14. Assonance
    15. Bildungsroman/Comin of Age Story
    16. Blank verse
    17. Caesura
    18. Chiasmus
    19. Cliché
    20. Climax
    21. Colloquialism
    22. Conceit
    23. Conflict: External Conflict, Internal Conflict
    24. Connotation
    25. Deus ex machina
    26. Dialect
    27. Diction
    28. Didactic
    29. Elegy
    30. Enjambment
    31. Epic
    32. Epigraph
    33. Epilogue
    34. Epiphany
    35. Epistolary
    36. Euphony
    37. Explication
    38. Fable
    39. Farce
    40. Figurative Language
    41. Flashback
    42. Foil
    43. Folklore
    44. Foot: Iambic, Trochaic. Dactylic, Anapestic, Spondaic, Pyrrhic
    45. Foreshadowing
    46. Free verse
    47. Hubris
    48. Imagery
    49. In medias res
    50. Inversion
    51. Juxtaposition
    52. Lyric poem
    53. Meter: Monometer, Dimeter, Trimeter, Tetrameter, Pentameter, Hexameter, Heptameter
    54. Metaphor
    55. Metonymy
    56. Mood
    57. Motif
    58. Narrator/Viewpoint: Omniscient, Third Person, Third Person Limited, First Person
    59. Ode
    60. Onomatopoeia
    61. Parable
    62. Paradox
    63. Parody
    64. Personification
    65. Plot: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution/Denoument
    66. Prologue
    67. Prose
    68. Protagonist
    69. Pun
    70. Rhythm
    71. Rhyme
    72. Rhyme scheme
    73. Romance
    74. Simile
    75. Soliloquy
    76. Sonnet
    77. Stanza: Couplet, Triplet, Quatrain, Quintet, Sestet, Septet, Octave
    78. Suspense
    79. Symbolism
    80. Synecdoche
    81. Syntax
    82. Tone
    83. Understatement
    84. Vernacular
    85. Verse

    24. Read Act 2 of Hamlet for Monday, 4/1. Quiz.

    25. Read Act 3 of Hamlet for Tuesday, 4/2. Quiz.

    26. Read Acts 4 and 5 of Hamlet for Thursday's test, 4/4. Study terms for terms test on 4/4.

    27. Find a representative poem from your poetry movement and bring it to class on Thursday, 4/25. To receive credit, you must have it at the start of class. If you need to print, come to class a bit early, or share the poem with me by email. Ideally the poem should be 30 to 60 lines long, but I will accept one that is shorter or longer if it works well with this project. A suitable poem will appeal to you intellectually - you want to understand it; artistically - you appreciate the poet's craft; and practically - your group will learn about the genre if they study it. Try to find a poem that will inspire and enlighten all of us. Pick a poem you want to spend time with.

    28. Read Volume I, p. 5-58, of Frankenstein for Thursday, May 16. Quiz.

    29. Read Volume II, p. 59-101, of Frankenstein for Tuesday, May 21. Quiz.

    30. Read Volume III, p. 102-156, of Frankenstein for Tuesday, May 28. Quiz.

    31. Read "Fantastic Beasts and How to Rank Them." In your English Notebook rank the supernatural beings in order of plausibility, from most likely (No. 1) to least likely (No. 20). Be prepared to share your rankings and make arguments defending them. Also, after reading the essay, write a reflection on how Shelley achieves "Suspension of Disbelief" in Frankenstein. We will have a quiz on the essay content on Thursday, May 30, requiring you to demonstrate that you read the essay completely and carefully. Here is the link to the essay: Fantastic Beasts and How to Rank Them.

    32. In your edition of Frankenstein, read Ellen Moers' "Female Gothic: The Monster's Mother," p. 214-224, for Monday, 6/3. Quiz.

    33. Frankenstein Test, Thursday, 6/6.

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